Ben & Sarah – a DrLam.com Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome Recovery review
My name is Ben, and this is my wife, Sarah. I’ve come to learn that my story is not unique, but the outcome has been a miracle to me. For more than ten years, I struggled with fatigue. The last three to four years, I’d gotten to a point where fatigue was interfering with my daily life. During a typical week, I had to go to bed around or even before 9:30 each night. On Fridays, I’d have to come home right after lunch to lie down on the couch. I was rarely able to leave the house on the weekend except to go to church. Daily exercise was difficult, although I managed to work out consistently for the last ten years while battling my fatigue. When I first met Ben, he was battling fatigue, and then, a year before we got married, it seemed to get worse. At one point, he was put on an anti-depressant because fatigue is a symptom of depression. Over the next two years, we saw several doctors who tried to figure out what was wrong. Finally, a specialist diagnosed him with Adrenal Fatigue, but the medical community did not recognize this as a valid condition. A year ago I visited an endocrinologist. He offered no help to me, and in fact said there was nothing wrong with me. He stated that it was just in my head, and that I needed to live with it.
Finally, we were at our breaking point. We were told again that Ben was suffering from depression, and that he needed to be back on his medication. Another run of tests at yet another university-linked clinic gave no new information, and his condition was dismissed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We were desperate to get him well because we were expecting our first child. We knew it would take a lot of energy from both of us. I finally began doing some research online to find a doctor that believed in Adrenal Fatigue and would know how to help him. I found Dr. Lam’s website and read the information he had available. He impressed me with his knowledge, so I decided to give him a call. Dr. Lam immediately called me back, and from that point on, Ben has been under his care. Ben’s relationship with Dr. Lam was never a traditional doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Lam’s service was strictly nutritional counseling, and by following the nutritional program, Ben began to make progress. My first telephone appointment was roughly ten months ago. Dr. Lam knew immediately the symptoms I was experiencing. He was adamant that if I wanted to get better I had to adhere to his nutritional counseling program, and that I would see results, but to be patient. Though this was not a traditional doctor-patient relationship, within the first three months I was no longer bound to my couch every evening or every weekend. My recovery time was shortened from several times to a day or two each time I crashed. During each nutritional coaching session, Dr. Lam would explain to me where I was in the recovery cycle, and put together a detailed plan for me to follow. I would keep a journal of how I progressed over the next week. Looking back, it took me six months to get to a point where I could exercise without feeling exhausted. I started making progress, and now, even though my nutritional counseling sessions with Dr. Lam are less intense, my activity and energy levels are great. I’m able to work out at the gym a few times a week, with energy to spare. I’m able to maintain my work and travel schedule, and also take care of our baby. Dr. Lam assured me that there was hope because of his experience, and he was right. I don’t know where I’d be without Dr. Lam. I’m astonished each and every day that Ben is back to normal, and he even has the energy to care for our newborn son. Dr. Lam has given Ben his life back, and given me my husband back. I am so grateful to Dr. Lam. Thanks to his knowledge of Adrenal Fatigue and the nutritional counseling regime that he gave Ben; we are no longer fighting what most of the medical community considers a non-existent disease. Thank you, Dr. Lam.